Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inspiration....Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan


"Annie" is one of my all time favourite movies. The girls have been a wee bit obsessed with it lately much to the H mans dismay. My favourite character is Miss Hannigan. I think Carol Burnett's portrayal of her is the ants pants. I'm loving her bedroom, her robes, her jewellery....I even love that i share the same nickname as her brother. So today I'll be using her as inspiration for some new necklaces. If you're not familiar with "Annie" here's a clip.....

LOVE it!

Have a great day everyone,

Alisa x

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vintage buckle and brooch necklace

Howdy everyone, it's been a while I know. I've had rotten luck of late with my camera dying amongst other dramas, however I'm holding my chinny-chopper up and carrying on ("Man'O'War" style. None of this "keeping calm" bizzo). As a result I've been unable to list my new stock on etsy which I must apologize for. I've had quite a few inquiries about my latest designs. I've decided to call them "fur neck collars" which was kindly suggested by Sonia M who also makes gorgeous jewellery and rocking feather capelets. Thank you to those who commented, you were most helpful :)

Due to my technical difficulties I'm having to go back to photo's uploaded already. I thought I'd share with you one of my simpler statement pieces....

It's made from one half of a vintage buckle and a broken 1950's rhinestone brooch. I think it's so pretty in it's simplicity.

I'm of to list it now.

Alisa x

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Elaborate faux fur neck muff

May has turned out to be a rather busy month for me. Above is one of my new neck muffs that I have been working on. I'm not hot on calling them "muffs" though (for obvious reasons) so any other suggestions would be very welcome. Today I'm finishing off a leopard print one so I can list them in my etsy store tomorrow.  I find I wear less necklaces and earrings during the colder months and instead opt for decorative scarves and brooches. These are so warm and snug. They're also very pretty ta-boot!

Enjoy your evening, it's very chilly here today but the house feels toasty warm with the fire burning. I'm thinking it's a soup night :)

Alisa x

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Coral, burnt orange, warm yellow, soft pink and white.

Beautiful colours brought together by vintage doily offcuts, tulle, laces, trims, sequins, swarovski pearls and crystals.

Gorgeous......even if I do say so myself. Although I am wondering whether I should trim the netting. I'm not sure yet :)

Enjoy your Sunday.

Alisa x